Franconia Regional Crime Report
Period ending September 21, 2005

Police Officer Philip Edwards
Crime Prevention Unit
Fairfax County Police ~ Franconia Station
6121 Franconia Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22310-2508

Main Desk:

703.922.0889

Office:

703.922-8263

FAX:

703.719.6436

http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/ps/police ~ Fairfax County Police Department
http://www.vcpa.org~ Virginia Crime Prevention Association
Officer Edwards e-Mail: philip.edwards@fairfaxcounty.gov

The following information is authorized for release by the Fairfax County Police Department - Public Information Office (PIO). For questions concerning any portion of this report, please contact PIO at 703-246-2253.

“CALLING ALL CARS”

HURRICANE KATRINA RELIEF FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

Northern Virginia Law Enforcement Organizations have established a fund for Gulf Coast law enforcement officers that were victims of Hurricane Katrina.

These Gulf Coast law enforcement officers have much in commin: 80% are currently homeless, but still on the job, wearing the same uniforms they were wearing the day that Hurricane Katrina arrived. Many have dispersed their families around the country to safer places, including Northern Virginia, while they remain on duty, preserving and protecting the lives of civilians in the Gulf Coast region.

The “Calling All Cars” initiative began  on September 16, and will run until September 20, 2005. This is a call for donations of money only, to support the dispersed families and to assist the officers still on duty, in repairing their shattered personal lives.

Donations may be made by putting cash and/or checks through the windows of police cars that are stationed at specific locations throughout Northern Virginia. In the Franconia District, cars will be stationed at Springfield Mall, on the following days and times:

Springfield Mall:

Friday, September 23 – 6pm to 9 pm
Saturday, September 24 – 12 noon to 8 pm
Sunday, September 25 – 12 noon to 8 pm

Cars will also be stationed at other locations. Check www.fcpa.org and follow the links to see those locations and times.

100% of the donations will be given directly to Law Enforcement personnel and their families that are affected in the Hurricane Katrina region. There are NO administrative fees and ALL DONATIONS ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Checks should be made out to “Alexandria Police Association” (a USC 501c.3 charitable organization) which is coordinating the donation effort. CHECKS (please don’t send cash through the mail!) can also be sent to:

Alexandria Police Association
Calling All Cars Campaign
3010 Colvin Street
Alexandria VA 22314.

Thank you for your support.

HAIL AND FAREWELL:

Our Crime Prevention Office is changing. Officer Sheri Cooke is departing for the Operations Bureau, and our new full-time Crime Prevention Officer, Alice "Allie" Bennett is replacing Sheri. Allie has been at Franconia Station for the last several months, in the Crime Prevention Office, and is fully "up to speed" on Franconia District Station's unique capabilities and problems. Welcome Aboard, Allie, and God's-Speed, Sheri.

CAC:

Our next CAC meeting will be held at the Lee District Government Center on Franconia Road on Wednesday evening, October 19, 2005, in the big meeting room.  A Social Period begins at 7pm, with the General Meeting beginning at 7:30pm.

MODIP:

The Fairfax County Police Department offers residents 55 years of age and older enrollment in the Mature Operator’s Driver Improvement Program (MODIP). This eight hour course, which provides safe driving information, is sanctioned by the American Automobile Association (AAA) and is presented by certified Fairfax County Auxiliary Police Officers.  Upon completion of this course, drivers are eligible for the Virginia State-mandated insurance premium reduction (check with individual insurance carriers for the amount). The classes are normally held the second Saturday of each month at the Franconia District Station. The next seminars are scheduled at the Franconia District Station, located at 6121 Franconia Road, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.on October 8, and November 12, 2005. Registration is required and can be done by contacting the MODIP reservations line at (703) 924-6588. The fee for this course is $10.00 per person for books and materials.

Weekly Incident Summary Report
September 15-21, 2005

BURGLARY:

Willowood Lane, 6300 Block:  On Thursday, September 15, between the hours of 8:00am and Noon, a house in the 6300 block of Willowood Lane in the Rose Hill subdivision was burglarized.  If anyone has any information regarding this felony, she/he is urged to call the Franconia District Station (703-922-8263) Crime Prevention Office, or the FCPD non-emergency number: 703-691-2131.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY

Ashland Woods Lane 9200 Block:  A 43-year-old Washington D.C. man was arrested for attempted robbery. On Friday, September 16 at approximately 1 a.m., a 50-year-old Lorton-area woman was pushed to the ground from behind in the 9200 block of Ashland Woods Lane in the Lorton area. The man attempted to take her purse, but she was able to hold onto it. The suspect fled, and the victim suffered minor injuries. Police arrested Robert Aundry Geter, of 3516 A Street SE, and charged him with robbery. He was held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond.

LARCENIES

Amherst Avenue, 6000 Block

Video camera stolen from residence.

Backlick Road, 6500 Block

Tires stolen from vehicle.

Benfield Drive, 5900 Block

Purse stolen from vehicle.

Benfield Brookfield Plaza, 7000 Block

Purse stolen from business.

Driftwood Drive, 6200 Block

Tools stolen from residence.

Easton Drive, 5200 Block

Trash can stolen from residence.

Eaton Woods Place, 9700 Block

Appliances stolen from residence.

Edsall Road, 6500 Block

Gasoline stolen from service station.

Gunston Plaza, 7700 Block

Laptop computer stolen from business.

Hagel Circle, 9600 Block

License plates stolen from vehicle.

Hill Park Court, 7900 Block

Gasoline stolen from vehicle.

Industrial Drive, 5500 Block

License plates stolen from vehicle.

Laurel Creek Court, 7300 Block

Compact discs and money stolen from vehicle.

Meriwether Lane, 6400 Block

Organizer stolen from vehicle.

Metropolitan Center Drive, 6700 Block

Picture stolen from residence.

Old Keene Mill Road 7200 Block

Alcohol stolen from business.

Pratt Street, 5800 Block

Power washer stolen from vehicle.

Rhondda Drive, 7300 Block (Two incidents)

Radio stolen from vehicle.

Springfield Mall Shopping Center, 6600 Block

iPODs stolen from business.

Springfield Plaza, 6300 Block

Purse stolen from business.

Spring Village Drive, 7400 Block

Wallet stolen from residence.

Wescott Hills Way, 5800 Block

Wheels stolen from vehicle.

Winstead Manor Lane, 8000 Block

Money stolen from vehicle.

VEHICLE THEFTS

Elmwood Drive, 3500 Block

1989 Toyota reported stolen.

Marin Woods Court, 7600 Block

1991 Toyota Corolla reported stolen.

Terminal Road, 8400 Block

2000 Toyota Sienna reported stolen.

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